U.S. military is investigating biofuel options for fighter jets

10/19/2011 | Bloomberg

The U.S. military is looking at biofuel blends of animal fats, plant oils and other materials to power military aircraft and vehicles. "Reliance on fossil fuels is simply too much of a vulnerability for a military organization to have," said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. In May, the Air Force flew a F-16 fighter jet with a biofuel blend that included the camelina plant.

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